FDA, FTC and a Revolutionary Product Launch Among Some of the Most Exciting Presentations at 2nd Annual Obesity & Weight Loss Congress Sept. 13-14, 2005

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The World Obesity & Weight Loss Congress launches its second annual event with over 60 speakers in two days, within three, concurrent industry tracks. The first-ever B-to-B event will bring together all the major players for 2 1/2 days of intense scrutiny of this worldwide epidemic. You'll hear the latest business and scientific advances being made in 3 of the largest and most active industries: Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals & Dietary Supplements and Food & Beverages. Each track is targeted to strategic marketing and advertising initiatives, regulatory hurdles, international opportunities, powerful competitive collaborations and the latest in clinical studies and scientific advances being made today.

The event is packed with presentations...from top government officials, to leading corporate researchers, marketing and advertising executives, analysts and investors. This event brings together all the experts for the latest information.

Don’t Miss the Revolutionary Product Launch at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2005:

Dr. Greg Robbins, Chief of Research, Formulation and Development, Quantum Food Design

Quantum Food Design, a glycoside engineering and advanced food technology company, will unveil an evolutionary change in food technology, providing scientific results from human clinical trials to demonstrate how it can dramatically improve human life, people's health and enjoyment of food for virtually all ages and socioeconomic groups. The implications for everybody will soon be obvious to experts and health authorities around the world. It will change forever the way we think about certain carbohydrates.

QFD believes that the role of science and business is to make the world a better place for everyone by focusing creative minds on innovating for the greater good. QFD plans to build strategic business alliances with International food and beverage companies to make these healthier food and beverages immediately available to global markets. It can be accessible to all. These International food and beverage companies can accelerate us to a better world, dramatically affecting the global burden of chronic disease and disability.

Lester M. Crawford, D.V.M., Ph.D, Commissioner of Food and Drugs

Chair, FDA Obesity Working Group, U.S. FDA

Dr. Crawford heads the nation’s principal consumer protection agency and ensures the safety and protection of the public’s health. He has played major roles in mandatory nutrition labeling, the formation of the World Trade Organization and the control of chemical and microbiological contaminants of food. He has been an advisor to the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for more than 20 years.

Last Year, Dr. Crawford’s Presentation was the Most Sought-after Session. Don’t Miss this Extraordinary Opening Keynote Presentation.

Lydia B. Parnes, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission

Lydia Parnes is the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. The Bureau enforces a wide range of consumer protection laws, including prohibitions on deceptive or unsubstantiated claims in the advertising and marketing of foods, drugs and dietary supplements. Ms. Parnes will discuss Federal Trade Commission activities addressing obesity, including actions against deceptive claims for weight loss products, cooperative enforcement, and policy development with the Food and Drug Administration. She will also address the issues developed at the FTC and HHS's July 14 and 15 Workshop on Marketing, Self Regulation, and Childhood Obesity.

Pharmaceutical Industry Keynote:

Jose F. Caro, M.D., Vice President, Endocrine Research and Clinical Investigation, Eli Lilly and Company

New Opportunities and Challenges for Therapeutic Developments with Obesity & Weight Loss

This industry keynote will open the bio-pharma portion of the event by addressing the needs, opportunities and challenges that await the drug developer involved in the obesity health crisis. Dr. Caro will set the stage for the event by offering the perspective of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical firms regarding the industry's current approaches, science strategies, and prospective pipelines of others involved in this category. How should the savvy drug developer approach this crisis? Where do the greatest opportunities lie and what are the biggest, potential roadblocks ahead?

Food & Beverage Industry Keynote:

Richard P. Martin, Vice President - Communication

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)

The food and beverage industry has assumed center stage in the obesity debate. Learn how America's food and beverage companies are taking action to help consumers make smart choices about diet and exercise.

Nutraceutical Industry Keynote:

Dr. Joerg Gruenwald, President, analyze & realize ag

Nutraceuticals for Weight Loss – Opportunities, Science, and Marketing Reality.

A huge number of nutraceuticals is marketed in the field of weight loss, often with strong claims suggesting a solid research base. The key ingredients and products will be analyzed with regards to their research documentation and their promises. New developments and promising research will be presented to describe potentially successful candidates for the future, the most likely candidates for commercialization, and the reason why.

Hoodia will be a key topic, with an update on the research, the patent situation, and present usage internationally, including risks and opportunities.

Future international trends will be in the focus, and upcoming "stars"

in the field of nutraceuticals for weight loss will be critically analyzed, as will their chances and limitations.

This event offers the latest opportunities in the weight-loss category -- whether business or scientific -- and cannot afford to be missed.

For a Complete Program Brochure or to Register, please call us at 203-319-1700, or toll-free at 877-319-1700.

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